Civil War Monument Fund
What repairs have been completed!
A review of the stone surrounding the base of the monument reveled a need to replace most of the second row and all of the first row.
These stones were very large and heavy. The original repair program did not include this cost so this was also painful.
Although most of the figures on the monument are in good condition some repairs are needed.
In some cases stones cannot be repaired they must be replaced. A question that is now ask relates to the stone color.
In time this lime stone will bleach out and match the original stone.
In general we feel the repairs completed have put the pride of the citizens of Stephenson County back in our monument!